Wednesday, August 23, 2006

It Takes A Thief

Remember the old 60's TV show "It Takes a Thief", starring Robert Wagner? Wagner played a cat burglar who worked for the government to steal state secrets. At 10 years old, me and my buddies thought that show was sooo cooool. Still do.

It seems that Roux has taken that cat burglarin' to heart. And we have proof.

Now we know Roux is bossy and has no compunctions about snatching the tennis ball away from Gumbo. At the park, Gumbo's the one who is goes after the tennis ball at "warp factor six." Roux kinda keeps up with Gumbo, instead waiting 'til Gumbo starts to trot back with the prize and BAM! - Roux snatches the ball from Gumbo and comes prancing back ever so arrogantly for another round with the ball in her mouth.

Ice cubes, Milk Bones, Booda Bones, pig ears, doesn't matter. If Gumbo's got it in his mouth, Roux steals it.

As of late, we've had to resort to placing platters of meat or other delectable dinner entrees to the back burner on the stove. It seems a certain border collie has been known so slink away during dinner to sample a morsel or two if the object of her affection is left too close to the edge of the countertop.

Earlier this week, during a morning bike ride, Kathy found a brand-spankin' new tennis ball over by the tennis courts. She brought it home and placed it on the kitchen table, close enough to the edge to make Roux go into the "klepto-zone." We caught the perpetrator in the act.

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